If you've noticed that your gums have started to bleed when you brush your teeth, or if there is extra sensitivity when they are touched, then you should consider scheduling an appointment with a periodontist. A periodontist has additional education and experience in treating gums. They have a greater understanding of periodontal disease (gum disease) and what the best way is to treat it depending on its severity. Gums aren’t the only focus for periodontists. They also utilize their additional knowledge of gums to place dental implants and assist other dentists with orthodontics, appliances, and more. Dental implants have become a one of the most popular options for patients to replace missing teeth. When you meet with one of our periodontists they will be able to assess your unique case to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.
Additionally a great advantage of working with a Westchester periodontist at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is that Dr. Celenza is not only a Periodontist, but is also a trained Orthodontist. Very few dentists in the United States have multiple specialties, and we are very lucky to have Dr. Celenza at our practice to help patients have straighter and healthier smiles
When To See A Periodontist
You can have an incredible smile but believe it or not that smile is more than just those pearly whites. Gum health is also vitally important to maintaining good oral health. When something is wrong our body gives us signs so that it can be treated. This also happens in our dental and gum health. Early warning signs of periodontal disease should not be ignored. You may ask then “When is it time for me to see a Periodontist?” Your Westchester periodontists have some information on this for you to consider and the signs that you should act on if you have these symptoms:
Notice A Change In Your Bite: If your teeth feel different while you are brushing, chewing or talking it’s time for you to see a periodontist. Different bite patterns can point toward specific issues that can cause long-term problems without proper treatment. A periodontist can determine why you are having these changes to your bit and suggest appropriate treatment options that can help solve the problem.
Have Red, Swollen Or Bleeding Gums: This is one of the more obvious signs that you should visit a periodontist. Be sure to watch closely to see if your gums bleed when you floss or brush. If they do, seek help from a qualified periodontist. If you can catch minor issues when they start they won’t turn into bigger, painful and more expensive problems later on.
Teeth Feel Loose: If you have noticed that your teeth have felt a little loose, you should probably visit a periodontist. Even if you think it’s all in your head, it’s a good idea to schedule an exam. It could be early signs of serious gum disease and jaw bone damage.
Receding Gums: As we age gums naturally recede however it shouldn’t be very noticeable. If gum recession starts to become noticeable and your teeth actually look longer when you look in the mirror, this could be a sign of advanced gum recession that comes from periodontal disease. Book an appointment with our office today to see if gum disease treatment in Westchester is an option to help with your gum recession.
Oral Pain & Discomfort: Oral pain can usually be traced to a specific tooth. If you notice discomfort inside, around or underneath your gums, this could be a sign of a serious issues. It’s important to stay on top of the pain and schedule an appointment to see what the steps are to fixing the problem.
Periodontists in Westchester
Because periodontist specialize in the placement of dental implants and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease they are the best choice when it comes to dental and gum health. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale Dr. Loshak and Dr. Celenza are the some of the best periodontists around. Dr. Loshak values the importance of quality dentistry and personalized care and understand each individual is different and deserves the treatment that comes from a periodontist who is highly skilled and trained. They know how to help patients with complex dental problems and are certified to dealing with periodontal problems to know the best treatment plan for you.
Some Periodontal Services We Offer Include:
Gum Disease Causes & Treatment: More people suffer from gum disease than you might think. It is not something to be ignored and needs to be addressed and treated. We will help to come up with a treatment plan for you that will put your mind at ease.
Debridement: Debridement involves removing calculus deposits from above and below the gum line. Doctors use a special cleaner to remove the deposits without damaging the gums or enamel.
Gum and Soft Tissues Grafts: Gum and soft tissues grafts are used as a gum recession treatment in Westchester. Exposed teeth can be extra sensitive and can be easily damaged and a gum graft can help with this.
Scaling and Root Planing: This procedure involves removing calculus deposits from above and below the gum line but is different from debridement in that those who need scaling and root planning have more advanced gum disease. The scaling process removes tartar and the planning process smoothes the surface of the teeth to help prevent further calculus buildup.
Tooth Extractions: Tooth extractions are avoided when possible but sometimes are the only option for certain dental situations such as: severe tooth decay, to insert dentures or dental implants, wisdom teeth removal or advanced gum disease.
Placing Dental Implants: Dental implants are needed when teeth have been lost or extracted. They offer a few more conveniences than dentures and are anchored into your natural bone so they stay in place firmly. Our periodontists focus on proper placement and maintenance of dental implants in Westchester and will help decide if this is the right choice for you.
While gum disease is highly treatable in the early stages, it can also contribute to significant health issues such as diabetes and heart disease if left untreated. Our team of dentists take pride in the work that they do and want to find the right solution to any oral and gum related issues you may have. If you are in need of assistance from one of our periodontists then schedule an appointment with them today!